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The Scarlet Letter

AuthorNathaniel Hawthorne

NarratorKatinka Wolf

Duration2h 30m

CategoriesAdult Fiction, Classics

Key StageA Level

PublisherNaxos

VersionAbridged

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Set in the harsh Puritan community of 17th-century Boston, when an adulterous entanglement results in an illegitimate birth for Hester Prynne, she and her daughter Pearl must suffer not only public disgrace but rejection from Pearl's father, who is trapped by the rules of society. Hester draws on her inner strength and certainty of spirit to emerge as one of the first true heroines of American fiction.

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